07 April 2017

Two podiums for Thomas Gerken Schofield at Freestyle Junior World Champs; GB Park and Pipe athletes dominate the BRITS; and Delancey British Alpine Children’s Champs draw to an end in Tignes

World Junior Freestyle Championships

This week saw the start of the World Junior Freestyle Championships in Valmalenco, Italy where nineteen British athletes were in action. In the men’s moguls, Thomas Gerken Schofield topped off his hugely successful season by taking two silver medals in the moguls and dual moguls. Thomas’ sister Makayla Gerken Schofield also did well, taking 4th place in the moguls and 12th in the dual moguls. The other results were: Will Feneley 27th and 35th (duals), James Rose 32nd and 25th (duals), Sam Jones 33rd and 39th (duals).

Moguls skier Tom Gerken Schofield took two silvers at the World Junior Ski Championships

In the Ski Slopestyle, Connie Brogden put down the best result of the British competitors, finishing in 12th place and in the men’s competition, Kyle Jenkins finished in 35th, with Tom Greenway in 40th and Justin Taylor Tipton in 43rd.

Today sees the men and ladies' Ski Cross with Emma Peters and Ollie Davies in action fresh from their wins at The Brits. They will be joined by Alannah Lawrie, Claire Winthrop, Zoe Winthrop, Finlay Davies, Matthew Ray and Laurence Willows.



GB Park and Pipe athletes have been dominating the British Snowboard and Freeski Champs (The BRITS), with podiums galore in Laax, Switzerland. For full daily reports from The BRITS visit www.the-brits.com

Matt McCormick has won Gold in Snowboard Slopestyle and Bronze in Boardercross at The BRITS | Photo by Motionstoppers.com

A surprise change of discipline for GB Park and Pipe's Billy Morgan saw him take gold in boardercross | Photo by Motionstoppers.com


Delancey British Alpine Children’s Championships

The Delancey British National Alpine Children’s Championships wrap up today in Tignes, France. After a hugely successful Senior & Junior Championships the previous week, the younger athletes having been battling out for the British titles all week.

Full reports from the Delancey British National Alpine Championships can be found on the British Ski and Snowboard website – www.teambss.org.uk

Iain Innes | Photo by Vanessa Fry Photography


World Rookie Tour

The World Rookie Tour finals started this week in Zell am See/Kaprun, Austria where six GB Park and Pipe snowboarders have been in action. Amber Fennell and Luca Mai Lane Hopkins came 24th and 26th respectively in the ladies' Slopestyle Qualifiers. The boy's slopestyle qualification will take place today with the Halfpipe competition on Saturday.  For more information visit www.worldrookietour.com


British Speed Skiing

British Speed Skiing star Jan Farrell returned from Vars, France where he clocked a time of 231 kmph and will now travel to Grandvalira, Andorra for the final Speed Skiing World Cup of the season. Action starts today and runs through to Sunday.


British Nordic

British Nordic skiers were in action at the Norwegian Championships in Gaalaa. Andrew Musgrave finished an impressive 7th in the Men’s 10km Free, and Andrew Young in 13th. Young then went on to finish 24th in the 50km Classic.

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